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Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

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Get some freshly caught seafood at Noryangjin Fish Market, the biggest fish market in the city. Opened in 1927, the marketplace specializes in fresh fish, selling the catch of the day as a wholesale distributor and to individual customers. Hunt for bargains and deals on a variety of seafood, from shellfish to octopus, salmon, and even live fish. Watch the auctions that happen several times a day, or take your pick of the catch and bring it to one of the restaurants upstairs, where they can prepare it for you for a small fee. Make Noryangjin Fish Market a centerpiece of your Seoul vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Seoul trip itinerary maker.
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  • It's a fish market so expect the noise and smell. The old market (nearer to train station) is still operating however places to have your bought seafood cooked is limited and dinghy looking. So we did...  more »
  • We took subway line 4 then line 1 to Noryangyin Station, look for exit 1/2. We took wrong exit and ended up got lost... There are 2 fisherman market, we went to the old one first, was interested what ...  more »
  • Eating live octopus is on our list for this trip. It was fun and unique experience. There are many fish stalls inside both new and old markets. The sellers kept selling aggressively. So it helps if yo...  more »
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  • Many seafood here. You need to bargain and If you don't know the price then is difficult for you. So many stalls in the market all selling almost same things. You need to walk a few stalls to compare price. After that you need to bring to a near by restaurant to cook and you have to pay them to cook for you. I had 6 prawns, 4 abalone and 3 small squid and I paid 6500 won including cooking. Just for the fun of it, Not cheap.
  • Before entering this complex, I visited the old market next to it. Its dark but the products available are the same. However the new complex provides packing facilities and is well organised. Many variety of fish, shells, octopus and salt fish. Many creatures are still alive. As the name suggests, no vegetables sold here. You can find them at the alleys around this complex.
  • There were many vendors to choose from and each has an arrangement with the restaurants upstairs. They prepare the seafood quickly and prices were reasonable. Also, the selection of seafood was extensive from many types of fish to hard shells to lobster and king crab.
  • great place to visit in case you're a fan of fresh raw fish (sushi). You get to choose your fish to cook and there's a little headache of bargaining as it's a market place. Try to check the prices with minimum 3 shops before making a choice. Do not believe English is widely spoken in the area. Better to have a local together to learn the system and to negotiate of course.
  • Seafood is fresh and you pick what you want to eat and they will bring you to their restaurant to enjoy! Although stalls there are competitive but if you politely reject them, they are cool about it. Remember to always ask for price between stalls first .